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Villefranche Cruise Port Tours

Connected to a picturesque fishing village on France’s Mediterranean coast just west of Cap Ferrat, Villefranche cruise port—officially named Port de la Santé—serves as a gateway to the French Riviera. With its quaint harbor, pastel-painted buildings, and sloping streets, the medieval village of Villefranche-sur-Mer is a charming place to spend the day. The port also makes a strategic starting point for trips to glamorous Cote d’Azur resort towns, including Nice, Cannes, and Monaco, as well as the enchanting villages of Provence.
 
The Basics
Travelers disembarking at Villefranche cruise port are spoiled for choice when it comes to half-day and full-day shore excursion options. The port is within easy reach of Nice’s old town (3 miles or 5 kilometers away), Monte Carlo in Monaco (9 miles or 15 kilometers away), attraction-packed Antibes (22 miles or 35 kilometers away), chic Cannes (25 miles or 40 kilometers away), and celebrity favorite St. Tropez (80 miles or 128 kilometers away). Also nearby are smaller, more laid-back villages such as Eze (5 miles or 8 kilometers away), St Paul de Vence (16 miles or 26 kilometers away), and Valbonne (23 miles or 38 kilometers away). Some shore excursions include food and wine tastings, private yacht cruises, sports-car driving experiences, and the opportunity to cross the border to tour the Italian Riviera.  
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Most Villefranche shore excursions include pickup and drop-off at the Villefranche cruise port.
  • Most shore excursions last for between four and eight hours.
  • Opt for a private tour to ensure you get to see all the sights you want.
 
How to Get to Nice from Villefranche Cruise Port
Regional TER trains connect Villefranche to Nice. The walk from the port to Villefranche train station should take under 10 minutes, while the train journey to Nice takes just eight. TER trains also connect Villefranche to Monaco, with the journey taking around 20 minutes. The 100 bus runs from Nice to Menton, making stops at Villefranche, Eze, and Monaco along the way. The bus departs every 15 to 20 minutes during the day. If you are taking the bus, be sure to allow plenty of time to get back to Villefranche port, as during the busy summer months buses often fill up, meaning you may not be able to board the first one that comes along.
 
Port Information
Villefranche is a tender port. Large cruise ships anchor in the harbor and transport passengers to a small terminal in the heart of town via smaller vessels, known as tenders.

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Villefranche Shore Excursion: Small-Group Monaco and Eze Day Trip, Nice, null
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Villefranche Shore Excursion: Small-Group Monaco and Eze Day Trip

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While in port in Villefranche, let a guide show you two sides of the French Riviera on this full-day shore excursion to glamorous Monaco and medieval Eze. ...  Read more

Location: Villefranche, France
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.71
Villefranche Shore Excursion: Small-Group Monaco and Eze Half-Day Tour, Nice, Ports of Call Tours
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Villefranche Shore Excursion: Small-Group Monaco and Eze Half-Day Tour

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Take advantage of your time in port in Villefranche, near Nice, by discovering two gems of the French Riviera: Eze and Monaco. On this small-group shore ...  Read more

Location: Villefranche, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.92
Villefranche Shore Excursion: Small-Group French Riviera in One Day Tour, Nice, Ports of Call Tours
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Villefranche Shore Excursion: Small-Group French Riviera in One Day Tour

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Experience the highlights of the beautiful French Riviera on this shore excursion from Villefranche, just up the coast from Nice. Admire Billionaire’s Quay in ...  Read more

Location: Villefranche, France
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $156.19
Full-day Private St Paul de Vence, Vence, and Matisse Church Tour from Cannes, Cannes, Ports of ... 
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Full-day Private St Paul de Vence, Vence, and Matisse Church Tour from Cannes

In this full day private tour, see two medieval Provencal villages: Vence and St Paul de Vence. Begin with the visit of a chapel entirely decorated by the ...  Read more

Location: Cannes, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $873.01
Full-day Private Villefranche Shore Excursion: Cannes, Monaco, Nice, and Antibes, Nice, Private Day ... 
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Full-day Private Villefranche Shore Excursion: Cannes, Monaco, Nice, and Antibes

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In this full day private tour, you will visit the best French Riviera places. Go first to Antibes where you will see the renown boat harbor: Port Vauban. Then ...  Read more

Location: Nice, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $634.92
Villefranche Shore Excursion: Small-Group Half-Day Trip to Cannes, Antibes and St-Paul-de-Vence, ... 
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Villefranche Shore Excursion: Small-Group Half-Day Trip to Cannes, Antibes and St-Paul-de-Vence

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Explore the picturesque coastal towns of Cannes, Antibes and St-Paul-de-Vence while in port in Villefranche, near Nice, on this half-day shore excursion. ...  Read more

Location: Villefranche, France
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $87.62
Full-day Private St Paul de Vence, Vence, and Matisse Church Tour from Nice, Nice, Ports of Call ... 
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Full-day Private St Paul de Vence, Vence, and Matisse Church Tour from Nice

In this full day private tour, you will explore two old medieval villages: Vence and St Paul de Vence. You will start your journey with the visit of a ...  Read more

Location: Nice, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $793.65
Villefranche Shore Excursion: Small-Group Half-Day Trip to Nice, Nice, Private Day Trips
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Villefranche Shore Excursion: Small-Group Half-Day Trip to Nice

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Make the most of your time in port in Villefranche by exploring elegant Nice on this half-day shore excursion. With an expert guide, experience the best of ...  Read more

Location: Villefranche, France
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $72.38
Villefranche Shore Excursion: Small-Group Art Tour to the Chagall Museum, Matisse Museum and Villa ... 
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Villefranche Shore Excursion: Small-Group Art Tour to the Chagall Museum, Matisse Museum and Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Explore the unique art heritage of the French Riviera while your ship is in Villefranche on this illuminating half-day shore excursion. Come face-to-face with ...  Read more

Location: Villefranche, France
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $107.94
Villefranche Shore Excursion: Ferrari Sports Car Experience to Nice, Nice, Ports of Call Tours
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Villefranche Shore Excursion: Ferrari Sports Car Experience to Nice

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Get a taste of the high life during your port stop in Villefranche with this exciting sports car experience in Nice! Hop in the driver’s seat or passenger’s ...  Read more

Location: Villefranche, France
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $342.86

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